Headlines: COVID-19 Latest, Unemployment Claims & Arts OKC Online

Apr 17, 2020

Local headlines for Friday, April 17, 2020:

  • Oklahoma health officials are reporting eight additional deaths from COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • Health Department creates “strike teams” to help nursing homes. (NewsOK)
  • Health official deliberate public safety and getting back to work. (Journal Record)
  • Hospital Association opposed Stitt’s call to resume elective surgeries. (NewsOK)
  • State Supreme Court calls on Board of Equalization to respond to lawsuit. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma County jail report no COVID-19 cases, so far. (NewsOK)
  • Oklahoma is still waiting on Personal Protective Equipment. (NewsOK)
  • OU pediatrician says children still at low risk for COVID-19. (Tulsa World)
  • First-time unemployment claims decline for the first time since Mid-March. (Tulsa World)
  • OESC is increasing agents to handle jobless claims. (Tulsa World)
  • Lawmakers learn of economic impact of COVID-19. (Journal Record)
  • Attorney General warns against a surge of litigation after restrictions lifted. (Tulsa World)
  • University of Tulsa announces furloughs. (Tulsa World)
  • Oklahoma groups form to help journalists. (NewsOK)
  • Arts Council goes online to continue meaningful mission. (NewsOK)